Posted Friday, Mar 3, 2017
Grade 6 Science. Forsyth sixth graders immerse themselves in a yearlong study of the human body in science. Thanks to a visit from Dr. David Limbrick, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Forsyth sixth graders were able to observe and learn about the human brain firsthand.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
A Feast for the Senses. The FFO Celebration of Cultures Potluck 2017 was well attended by Forsyth families, faculty, and staff. The crowd of 200+ savored amazing food from around the globe that reflected Forsyth families' heritages. There were dance performances, didgeridoo & flute music, fun activities, and more. It was a memorable (and delicious!) celebration of cultural diversity for all ages.
Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Greek Mythology on Stage. Take a look at this. Forsyth fifth graders create huge puppet characters for their upcoming play, Constellation Myths. These super-sized puppets will require 3 students to operate them on stage. The kids created Orion, Ursa Major, Medusa, and Helios.
Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017
Forsyth's Learning Specialist Dr. Dalal Juma wrote this article about her experience at this year's National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference (PoCC) where she led one of 9 affinity groups. To put this in perspective, there are 1,800+ NAIS schools in the U.S. and worldwide, and 5,000 people attend the conference. It is a huge honor to be selected for this leadership role. Dr. Juma shares her story and why this role was personally meaningful.
Posted Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
The Fillmore Lunar New Year parade is a Forsyth tradition. Junior-K kids made dragons and the Pre-K kids made rooster noisemakers for the parade–it is, after all, the Year of the Rooster. The rest of the school (minus the fifth & sixth graders who were skiing) came out to watch the parade and celebrate.
Posted Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Ballroom Dance at Forsyth. Forsyth fourth, fifth and sixth graders have a 2-week ballroom dance unit in P.E. where they learn the fox trot, swing, rumba and tango. How does ballroom dance relate to physical education? What do the kids think about it? Find out. Not many elementary schools have integrated ballroom dance into their curriculum.
Posted Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Magic moments with the chickens. You have to see this! Hens Rosie and Sunny are a big part of life in the Fillmore Early Childhood Center. Take a look at these fun chicken moments.
Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017
Forsyth Summer Discovery 2017. Insider tips on what's fun, what's new, and what kids love about Summer Discovery. Take a look. Summer begins here!
Posted Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Cardinals. Pre-Kindergarten children have begun their study of birds, starting with Cardinals. On a brisk January day, the kids took their paper Cardinals out to Falcon Field for a fly-around. Redbirds in hand, they soared.
Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Forsyth students in kindergarten–Grade 6, faculty, administrative staff and some parents (a group of about 400) walked to Graham Chapel at Washington University for a commemorative program. Head of School Mike Vachow wrote this story about our peace march.
Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Forsyth's Nicholas Aaron Aitken Artist-in-Residence this year is Tom Reed, Master Printer at the Sam Fox School of Visual Design and Arts at Washington University. Forsyth fifth graders, artist-in-residence Tom Reed, and art teacher Ellen DeFilippo collaborated to create four 8-foot wide mixed media panels entitled "Sunrise to Sunset" that will be installed outside on Forsyth's campus.
Posted Friday, Dec 30, 2016
As part of Forsyth's Visiting Artists Program, we welcomed Folk Music in the Melting Pot for an all-school assembly. Forsyth art teacher Ellen DeFilippo plays the fiddle with this group. Great music. Lots of fun.